Lime plasters are made from the noblest of ingredients, prepared by hand and applied by professionals. The utter simplicity of lime plasters – a mixture of lime and sand – makes them absolutely extraordinary.
LIME PLASTERS ELEVATE DESIGN TO ANOTHER LEVEL
They transport us into a living and authentic universe. Lime plasters offer an almost infinite variety of textures and colours. These finishes have come down through the centuries and have spanned continents, slowly being perfected by each generation of artisans. Create either a classical or a contemporary ambiance in a minimalist way, like never before.
LIME PLASTERS ARE COMFORT
They are soft to touch, they set a smooth and cozy environment. Lime plasters have depth and subtle tones that brings lightness. They are sanitary, antistatic, dust‑free and have low thermal conductivity wich contribute to greater confort. They absorb sounds better than sheetrock panels.
LIME PLASTERS ARE PERFORMANT
Their resistance to fire and humidity makes them durable. Lime plasters add a good thermal reflection factor. They are air tight but let the wall breathe. The sand in their composition adds mass to the building, which stabilizes temperature.
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We also call them lime coatings or lime-based finishes and use them almost everywhere.
CLASSIC LIME PLASTERS
This finish is matte. Classic lime plasters are like a stone that has been slowly polished by water: textured and soft to touch. Small depressions, grains of sand, small porous areas and other types of slight imperfections and colour nuances are all characteristic of classic lime plasters. We like to say they are perfectly imperfect.
The classic lime plasters are performed in 2 successive coats after the support has been prepared. The craftman works the surface while adjusting the preciseness of his movement based on the desired textured. The wall will have the appearance of being carved from a whole rock.
VENITIAN STUCCO, MARMORINO
These finishes are glossy to super glossy. The Venitian stucco is a traditional Italian finish elaborated by stucco masters from Antiquity. It has the texture and depth of polished marble. The finish’s finesse is extraordinary and it offers an incomparable feeling of transparency. Just like marble, it also features rich highlights and colour nuances as well as a perfectly smooth surface. People can't resist touching it to feel its smoothness from their fingertips.
These plasters are performed in 3 to 5 successive coats after the support has been prepared. The craftsman uses marble dusts and finer sand grains in multiple layers. The superposition of layers creates this depth effect. Marmorino uses the same technique to recreate the appearance of a marble with veining.
Tadelakt is the most elaborate of all finishes. It originates from Morocco where it has been used for over 2000 years. Tadelakt is waterproof. It can therefore be used for showers, bathrooms, kitchens as well as a decorative finish. Soft to touch, shiny and impressive, tadelakt brings nobility and splendor.
Tadelakt is made up of two successive coats applied on an appropriately prepared support. It is the most technically challenging of all finishes, and requires an excellent mastery of lime and the use of specialized tools. The tadelakt is applied using a trowel. The surface is then smoothed over with a plastic tool before being polished with a pebble or a polished marble stone, using small circular movements while applying pressure to the surface. The application of black soap to further polish the surface and to give it its shimmery texture is essential.
Lime paints have a matte finish, they range from almost transparent to slightly textured. Depending on the concentrations and the number of coats used, they can provide either a veil effect or an opaque finish to masonry works or sheetrock panels, and are a sustainable alternative to industrial paints. When well executed, they also offer better adherence, resistance and durability than conventional paints. Pure mineral paints allow the support to breathe. They are also used for the maintenance and preservation of brick, stone, concrete and lime plastered walls.
Lime paints finishes require anywhere from 2 to 6 coats, depending on the desired texture and opacity level.